A litter pick campaign has been organised for Elberfeld/Wuppertal Court Estate (same starting place as last year, on the grassed area near 11/12 Elberfeld)
This is arranged for 8th August from 10am – 12pm – if yourself or any of your members would be interested in being involved.
Please inform Cait Hamilton (Neighbourhood Officer) if you wish to attend:
South Tyneside Homes, South Shields Town Hall,Tyne and Wear
Do you know any families who live on low / variable incomes who struggle with the costs of good food and quality activities for their children over the summer holidays?
We are offering a programme of free play, activities and lunch for children in South Tyneside this summer.
Children up to the age of 16 are eligible and must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Please share this with any families who you think might be interested.
Dates, times, locations and more information is available at www.southtyneside.gov.uk/
The STEP service is a partnership between Your Voice Counts, the Local Authority and the Community Learning Disability Team. We help people with learning disabilities and autism in South Tyneside to work towards personal goals, to deal with issues they are facing, to improve their health and wellbeing, and to build friendships and support networks.
1. Upcoming Activities
Sunshine Café (Jarrow)
Come along to our Sunshine Café at our Jarrow drop-in on the 7th August, 11.30 – 12.30 for a healthy lunch prepared by our volunteers with learning disabilities and/or autism.
As well as enjoying a meal, you will also have the opportunity to:
All welcome – staff, local residents, people with learning disabilities and/or autism, their families and friends.
We meet at Grange Road Baptist Church, Grange Road West, Jarrow, NE32 3JA.
Money Management Session (Jarrow)
Our friends at ACTS (Age Concern Tyneside South) are running a money management session at our Jarrow drop-in for anyone who is struggling with money matters or who has letters and bills that they need help with.
It will take place on 14th August from 10.30 – 12.00 at Grange Road Baptist Church,Grange Road West, Jarrow, NE32 3JA.
No need to book, just come along.
Creative Writing Sessions (Hebburn)
Explore creative writing in a relaxed café setting with our friendly group. All people with learning disabilities and/or autism are welcome.
We meet every week at Deb’s Café in Hebburn (9a Station Road, NE31 1NX) between 10.30 and 11.30am to chat and get creative with poems and stories.
Gardening Group (South Shields)
In partnership with ACTS (Age Concern Tyneside South), we run a gardening who meet at the Customs Space Community Garden every Tuesday between 2pm – 4pm (flyer attached).
Let’s Talk Drop in
Every Friday at ‘The Big Local’
Let’s Talk is the first point of contact for Adult Social Care who can offer:
Advice and information about services across South Tyneside.
Let you know what’s out there.
Connect you to community groups/ activities
No Appointment Needed!
Just Come Along!
A new scheme is to be rolled out across South Tyneside to make sure children don’t go hungry in the school summer holidays.
The Council is to provide free meals at centres across the Borough for three days during the middle four weeks of the long school holidays to ease the pressure on struggling families.
The meals will be provided at the following venues: Biddick Children’s Centre, Horsley Hill Children’s Centre, Boldon Children’s Centre, Whitburn Children’s Centre, Marine Park Children’s Centre, Riverside Children’s Centre Simonside Climbing Wall, Hedworthfield CA and Jarrow Focus.
The Customs House was awarded just over £21,000 of National Lottery funding. This money was to run a project about the history of theatres in South Shields. The Customs House celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019 making this project perfectly timed.
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded The Learning and Participation team this money to work with three South Tyneside schools . Their project partner schools are Seaview Primary, Dunn Street Primary and Harton Primary.
To start children completed a heritage walk through the town. Following their walk they learnt more about the local history archives including what sort of things The Word looks after and how to use them to find out about the past.
Back at school a team of heritage ambassadors researched an aspect of theatre history. This research helped the heritage ambassadors create unique animations.
The project finished with a sharing event at The Customs House. The partner schools saw all three animations on the big screen and found out even more about the history of theatres.